Sending Love to Brussels

March 22, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Sending Love to Brussels

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We’re thinking of Brussels today after the Belgium capitol was attacked this morning when Isis detonated explosives in the airport and a subway station killing at least 30 people and wounding over 230 others. Featured here is tribute art by graphic artist CDR whose hugging flag image is the perfect emblem for this moment of terror. Read More

Supreme Collabs with Conceptual Artist Urs Fischer for New Series of Skate Decks

March 21, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Supreme Collabs with Conceptual Artist Urs Fischer for New Series of Skate Decks

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James Jebbia’s little skate company has a long history of high profile art world-meets-skate world collabs under its belt with past boards designed by art world masters of the universe Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and John Baldessari to name a few. Supreme‘s new deck series dropping in the US on March 24th & in Japan on March 26th, continues the tradition with graphics by Swiss deconstructivist conceptual artist & skate culture aficionado Urs Fischer, whose work often deals with the Read More

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

March 18, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

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While psychedelia and Pop art were exploding in the States in the 1960s & 70s, Keiichi Tanaami was combining the two into an electric visual language that forever changed the landscape of modern Japanese art, a legacy that’s evident in his new show Visible Darkness/Invisible Darkness currently on view at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC. Tanaami, born 1936 in Tokyo, has had a decades-long career working in a broad array of Read More

Legendary Street Artist Mode 2’s “Transitions” at Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan

March 18, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Legendary Street Artist Mode 2’s “Transitions” at Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan

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While his name might not be as well-known as his brothers-in-arms Futura, Barry McGee, or Doze Green, seminal British street artist Mode 2‘s extensive oeuvre is no less influential. Currently on view at the venerable Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, is Transitions, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Italy featuring large-scale paintings that deconstruct images into its four separate principles: Read More

Origins of Style | Mel Ramos: The Godfather of West Coast Pop Art on View in NYC

Origins of Style | Mel Ramos: The Godfather of West Coast Pop Art on View in NYC

March 15, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Origins of Style | Mel Ramos: The Godfather of West Coast Pop Art on View in NYC

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With the incredible focus on NY Pop art these days, it’s nice to see a proper survey of of West Coast Pop innovator Mel Ramos whose over-the-top take on the genre personified the California scene of the times on view in the city at Cravats Wehby Gallery. In 1961, Mel Ramos emerged on the international art scene along with Warhol, Liechtenstein, Oldenburg, Wesselmann, and Rosenquist as part of the Read More

Barry McGee's Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

Barry McGee’s Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

March 11, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Barry McGee’s Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

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PDFW (Performance, Drawing, Film, Writing), on display now at upstart Chinatown gallery Slow Culture in DTLA marks a new phase for the secretive international (street) art collective that is DFW (Down For Whatever), made famous by its most famous member, Barry McGee whose constant “DFW” tags are the group’s most public display of identity. With less focus on sponge painting and scratch-n-sniff sticker books, the group in its most high-level exhibition to date presents works of performance, drawing, film, and writing that showcase the highly eclectic and generally lowbrow style of members Read More

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis’ Hollywood “Deep Thoughts” at Gagosian Beverly Hills

March 9, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis’ Hollywood “Deep Thoughts” at Gagosian Beverly Hills

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The city of Los Angeles is both background and subject in the respective oeuvres of artist Alex Israel and writer Bret Easton Ellis whose new collaborative paintings—all visual meditations on Los Angeles—debuted (very appropriately) on Oscar weekend at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. For 34-year-old Israel, the American dream, as embodied by the Los Angeles mythos, remains affecting and potent. Channeling celebrity culture as well as the slick appearance and Read More

Film | Winter is Coming…

March 9, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Film | Winter is Coming…

Season 6 of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO on April 24th, and from the looks of the new full-length red band trailer just released, epic violence and personal torment will be the way of the walk for the inhabitants of The Seven Kingdoms. Will the presumed-dead Jon Snow be resurrected by an undressed Melisandre? Has Arya been possessed by the devil? Will Daenerys escape Khalasar slavery? Whose crucified, flayed body is that burning at the stake? Is that Read More

Goth Visions | Camille Rose Garcia’s “Animus Chrysalis Mortis” at Roq La Rue, Seattle

March 7, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Goth Visions | Camille Rose Garcia’s “Animus Chrysalis Mortis” at Roq La Rue, Seattle

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Longtime Supertouch buddy Camille Rose Garcia is one of the rare LA-based artists who would trade her view of palm trees & nuclear sunsets for gray skies and endless rain any day of the week. And so it should come as no surprise that the artist’s newest body of sublime paintings Animus Chrysalis Mortis should debut at Seattle’s stalwart Roq La Rue Gallery over the Read More

Must-See Show | Erro “Paintings from 1959 to 2016” at Emmanuel Perrotin NYC

March 7, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Must-See Show | Erro “Paintings from 1959 to 2016” at Emmanuel Perrotin NYC

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If you’re a New Yorker or are visiting the city before April 23rd, consider it a mission to see the incredible retrospective of the legendary Icelandic artist Erro (aka: Guðmundur Guðmundsson) now on view at Galerie Perrotin on Madison Ave featuring 15 landmark paintings made between 1959 and 2016. As the forefather of painted collage (that is the practice of painting strictly after preparatory montages of ready-made images), Erró has developed since the mid-1950s a Read More